At the completion of his 1964 All America Season at Cal, Craig Morton held virtually every school record for passing. His then-record 36 touchdown passes, achieved in three seasons and in schedules shorter by one or two games, survived for 25 years after his graduation. In 1964, he won the Pop Warner Award as the most valuable player on the West Coast and was made a first round selection by the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Draft. He played 18 seasons of pro football for the Cowboys, the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos and was the first quarterback to start for two different teams in the Super Bowl—for Dallas in 1970 and Denver in 1977. Altogether, he played in 11 post season games. At age 38, in his penultimate year as a pro, he still was able to pass for more than 3000 yards and for 21 touchdowns.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
Plaque location: SFO Gate 80